Local girls have been given a unique opportunity to meet with female engineers, pilots and other staff at London Stansted Airport, at a special event to mark the 3rd United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science.[Read more…] about Stansted marks ‘Women and Girls in Science’ day with networking event for local children
- ‘Aerozone’ facility has welcomed 10,000 visitors in first three years
- Centre offers STEM and career training opportunities for children of all ages
- Celebration event for Saffron Walden schoolchildren marks milestone
London Stansted Airport’s flagship community project, the Aerozone education centre, celebrated welcoming its 10,000 visitor with a special party event for local schoolchildren this week.
Saffron Walden County High School are the latest beneficiaries of the Aerozone’s outreach work. 60 girls from Year 8 enjoyed two half day workshops at school hosted by pilots, ground crew and engineers. Following an inspiration talk from easyJet pilots the girls looked at the forces behind flight and, through a scientific experiment, demonstrated how lift is generated by a fixed wing.
“The relationship between the Aerozone and Royal Aeronautical Society has been invaluable, especially in helping to achieve our 150th Anniversary outreach target. In 2016 6 Cool Aeronautics events were held at the Aerozone, which were attended by 11 different Primary Schools.
The facilities at the Aerozone make every event fantastic and allow us to raise aspirations and inspire the next generation of aviators”
Jonathan Axford, Careers and Outreach Officer, Royal Aeronautical Society
Skills and Apprenticeships Minister, Rt Hon. Robert Halfon MP, made a flying visit to Stansted on Friday (Dec 9) to see how the airport is boosting education, job and training opportunities for young people and jobseekers.
The Harlow MP called in on the airport’s education centre, Aerozone Stansted, to see how it is working with young people to increase skills in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) and highlight careers in aviation.
R A Butler have been fortunate beneficiaries of Stansted Airport’s Aerozone, an on-site educational centre that also does outreach work with local schools. The girls in Year 5 had a half day workshop at school hosted by pilots, groundcrew and engineers, the aim of which was to encourage girls to consider a future career in aviation. There was hands on fun when the girls created their own rockets for launch, whilst having to keep their precious egg cargo intact!